Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…

Sioux Falls Picked Third In NSIC Preseason Poll

Augustana 6th, Northern State 8th & SMSU 12th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Practice begins for many college football programs next week and the first batch of preseason polls are in for the Northern Sun Conference. The University of Sioux Falls has been picked to finish third overall in the NSIC and in their southern division.  The Cougars will be seeking their fifth straight postseason appearance and fourth consecutive…

2018 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

All Games Played At Sherman Park In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The 2018 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon.  The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 3-5 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Winona State earned the number one seed after…

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

Jarvis Hits Dramatic Walk-off HR for USF

SIOUX FALLS – Brent Jarvis hit a walk-off home run to lead the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (4-16, 4-6 NSIC) to a dramatic win in game one and a split of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader with Southwest Minnesota State (7-11, 2-6 NSIC) on Tuesday at Ronken Field. SMSU took game two, 8-7, holding off a late…

CENTRAL REGION SEMIFINALS-Mankato Ends SMSU Men’s Season

Mustangs Fall 74-70

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Southwest Minnesota State had its season come to an end tonight as Minnesota State earned a 74-70 victory in the semifinals of the NCAA Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena hosted by Northwest Missouri State. Minnesota State, the No. 8 seed will advance to the region championship game on Tuesday versus No. 2 seed Northern State starting at…

CENTRAL REGIONAL-SMSU Holds Off Missouri Southern Rally

Mustangs Win NCAA Tournament Opener 81-77

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 4 seed Southwest Minnesota State jumped to an early 20-point lead and then held off a late Missouri Southern second half rally to earn an 81-77 victory in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena on the campus of Northwest Missouri State. SMSU (25-8) will now face No. 8 seed Minnesota State (23-9)…

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Northern Men Win NSIC Championship Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 9 Northern State University men’s basketball team sealed their first NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Title since the 2004-05 season, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 81-75 on Tuesday evening from the Sanford Pentagon. The Wolves swept the NSIC championships winning the overall, north division, and tournament crowns. They are now 31-3 this season. It was a…

Bruggeman’s 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

Bruggeman's 28 Leads SMSU into NSIC Finals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman poured in 28 points, dished out six assists and had five rebounds to pace Southwest Minnesota State to a 73-66 victory over St. Cloud State in the semifinals of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU, the No. 1 seed from the South Division, will now face…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-SMSU Men Pull Away From Augustana

Mustangs Head To Semifinals With 79-64 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State’s KJ Davis poured in a career-high 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting, while senior teammate Turner Moen added 16 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five steals to pace SMSU to a 79-64 victory over Augustana in the quarterfinals of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday night.  …

2018 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

All Four Local Teams Will Host Opening Round Games

BURNSVILLE, MN  —  All four local NSIC men’s basketball teams will host during the opening round of the 2018 NSIC Men’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday. Northern Division & Outright NSIC Champion Northern State (27-3, 20-2) is the Northern Division top seed and will host Concordia-St. Paul at the Barnett Center at 8 PM. Southern Division Champion Southwest Minnesota…

2018 NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

All Three South Dakota Teams To Host Opening Round Games

BURNSVILLE, MN  —  All three of South Dakota’s NSIC women’s basketball teams will host their opening round games in the 2018 NSIC Tournament beginning on Wednesday. Southern Division Champion & Co-NSIC Champion Augustana (23-3, 19-3) is the Southern Division top seed and will host Bemidji State at the Sioux Falls Arena at 6 PM. Northern Division & NSIC-Co Champion Northern…

Mustang Men Outlast Augustana

SMSU Wins In Sioux Falls 81-77

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State pushed its winning streak to five straight and pulled to within one game of Minnesota State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division standings, after earning a hard-fought 81-77 victory over Augustana on Saturday night at the Sioux Arena.   SMSU and Minnesota State will meet next Friday night at the R/A…

Augie Women Bounce Back Against SMSU

Deliver Dave Krauth 599th Career Win With 77-58 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On senior day, with alumni in the building, the fifth-ranked Augustana women’s basketball team routed Southwest Minnesota State 77-58 Saturday afternoon inside the Sioux Falls Arena.   The Vikings improved to 22-2 overall and 18-2 in the NSIC and Dave Krauth earned his 599th victory as a college head coach. With the win the Vikings have…

Mustangs Add 8 Recruits For Women’s Soccer

Mustangs Add 8 Recruits For Women's Soccer

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State head women’s soccer coach, Erin Kasmarik-Mallett, announced the official signing of eight future-student athletes to the SMSU soccer program on Wednesday as a part of National Signing Day, the first day student-athletes around the country were eligible to sing National Letters of Intent. The Mustangs soccer program will welcome players from five different states: Minnesota…

Southwest Minnesota State Football Recruits

Southwest Minnesota State Football Recruits

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced today the signing of 31 high school and four transfer student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Today’s list of signees includes student-athletes…

SMSU Men Score Big Win At Northern State

Mustangs Upset 12th Ranked Wolves 64-57

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Carter Kirk scored 19 points and tied a school record with 21 rebounds to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 64-57 road victory over No. 12 Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball on Saturday night at Wachs Arena.   SMSU, which snapped a two-game losing streak, improves to 15-7 overall, 11-5 NSIC. NSU suffered…

Northern State Women Pull Away From SMSU

Mustangs Win 79-62

Aberdeen S.D. – Northern State University Women’s team picked up a 79-62 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday afternoon. The Wolves improved to 18-4 overall and 13-3 in NSIC play.   The Wolves were out-scored 22-15 in the first quarter by the Mustangs but Northern won the last three quarters to seal the weekend sweep. In the second quarter,…

Augie Beats SMSU in NSIC Wrestling

Augie Beats SMSU in NSIC Wrestling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team improved to 7-2 in duals on the season and moved to 2-0 in NSIC duals with a 27-9 victory over SMSU in the Elmen Center on Thursday night. The Vikings went young against the Mustangs with half of their starters being underclassmen and only two seniors in the top group. The team…

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday that Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss was named the Division II Player of the Year. The announcement comes just one day after Reiss was named first-team AVCA All-American for a second consecutive season. Reiss, a native of Taunton, Minn., and a 2015 graduate of Minneota High School, was…

Top Ranked SMSU Stunned & Upset By Duluth

Mustang Volleyball Season Ends With 3-0 Sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Top-seeded Southwest Minnesota State suffered its second lowest hitting percentage (.179) of the season and had its seven-match win streak snapped by Minnesota Duluth, which came away with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 sweep over SMSU on Friday night in the second of two NCAA Central Region semifinal matches in the PE Gym. The loss drops the Mustangs’ record to 11-4…